RedMV cic is inviting businesses, communities and young people from across Luton to attend the Routes2Success (r2s) Creative Industries Careers Fair, on Tuesday 8th October 2013 at the TOKKO YOUTH SPACE, Gordon Street, Luton.
The fair will be launched by a celebrity and professional speakers will contribute their expertise throughout the day. Employers from a wide range of sectors will man interviewing and information stands dealing face to face with young people looking to secure working experience, jobs and apprenticeships. Young people will have the opportunity to pitch for work and gain an understanding of what’s required from a variety of employers. Expert advice and guidance on careers and interview techniques will also be widely available in a range of workshops covering careers in sectors such as ‘media, fashion, TV, music and many more.
This is a unique opportunity for local employers to help young people into apprenticeships, work experience and internships across the region. Features on the day will include seminars and q&a’s with speakers who work within the creative industries, as well as organisations from the creative sector, apprenticeship service, local governments youth departments, Job Centre Plus, local colleges and universities, and apprenticeship training providers, will be on hand to advise young people on how to create learning packages for their ambitions.
To help the young people get the most out of the day, we have asked the organisations to engage with the young visitors and share their experiences and routes into the industry and to offer an ACTION TO WORK PROMISE (AWP), by offering a young person work experience, an apprenticeship or shadowing opportunities, a taster session, a mentoring opportunity or even a day’s training in a working environment. “Each of these has the power to change a young person’s life”. “r2s is an opportunity for businesses to network with like-minded businesses and scout local talent. These are young people who are out of work and could use a little help, yet the fact they’ll be there on the day tells you that they are keen and eager”, states Venessa Callum, redMV Projects Director.
redMV cic is a non-profit organization that works with young people to develop their skills and confidence in the creative sector and offers event management training for 16-25 year olds. r2s was made possible with funding from Luton Borough Councils, Your Say, Your Way Participatory Budget, with a small group of young people from the South Ward of Luton, being trained in event management to help organize and put on this fair.
We encourage young people to register online at www.routes2success.co.uk especially to book their place on our workshops and seminars, as places are limited.